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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (original 2009; edition 2012)

by Jonas Jonasson

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Title:The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Authors:Jonas Jonasson
Info:Hyperion (2012), Edition: Original, Paperback, 400 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:Fiction, world history, humor, Sweden

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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (2009)

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Underbar berättelse om en gammal man som gör sitt livs resa, och samtidigt berättar om hur livet har varit. ( )
  Markthenils | Sep 16, 2014 |
When 2 different STRANGERS (within 4 hours) independently suggested I read this, I thought I had no choice. I was expecting funny and offbeat, which I got. I wasn't expecting a history lesson or such a touching story. Thank goodness for those strangers. ( )
  ShanLizLuv | Sep 7, 2014 |
This book is translated from Swedish. It is the engrossing story of a 100 year old man who, on the day of his 100th birthday, jumps out of the facility he lives in and takes off on an adventure almost too incredible to believe. But you do believe and must keep reading to see what will happen next. ( )
  magnolia2 | Sep 5, 2014 |
Great characters, good and surprising story telling. There was no way to know what was going to happen next, and it was all quite entertaining. The only drawback was splitting the main story up to go back in history, a technique that annoys me.

I will look forward to more of his characters in other books. ( )
  nhlsecord | Sep 3, 2014 |
Not sure what all the fuss is about? A good light read that was ok, nothing more. ( )
  mancmilhist | Aug 28, 2014 |
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Stalin synger svenske drikkeviser, og Truman blir dritings .Forrest Gump som hundreåring i ny bok.
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Jonas Jonassonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Černík, ZbyněkTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bjørnson, ElisabethTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bradbury, RodTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bree, Corry vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Ingen kunde trollbinda sin publik bättre än morfar där han satt på ljugarbänken, lätt framåtlutad över sin käpp och med munnen full av snus.
– Nej men... är det sant, morfar? sa vi häpna barnbarn.
– Di söm bara säjer dä söm ä sanning, ä inte vär' å höra på, svarade morfar.
Den här boken är till honom.
An extra thank you to Micke, Liza, Rixon, Maud and Uncle Hans.
- Jonas
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Monday, 2nd May 2005

You might think he could have made up his mind earlier, and been man enough to tell the others of his decision. But Allan Karlsson had never been given to pondering things too long.
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Confined to a nursing home and about to turn 100, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, climbs out of the window in his slippers and embarks on an unforgettable adventure involving thugs, a murderous elephant and a very friendly hot dog stand operator.… (more)

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